Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

10 Things You Miss About Your Own House When You Go Away 

Today's Ten on Tuesday topic is both timely and just perfect for my situation - 10 Things You Miss About Your Own House When You Go Away. With a combination of vacation and helping Older Son move, I was away from my own house for all but one day in August. While I enjoyed my travels, I'm also finding it lovely to be back home.

Clearly a winter picture, but it's also one of my favorite pictures of Our House.

Here's what I missed:
  1. My own kitchen. I know where things are (when someone else doesn't put them away!) and I really enjoy cooking where I feel completely at home.
  2. My own coffee/tea mug. I love everything about this mug, the size, the handle, and the fact that it has the first 23 digits of pi inscribed around it. No other mug seems "just right". 
  3. My knitting/reading chair. I did enjoy knitting on the dock at Keuka Lake and in the spot I claimed at Older Son's house, but my butt fits best in my chair at home.
  4. My bath sheet in my bathroom. I dry my laundry outside on the clothesline most of the time, so my towels at home can be a bit scratchy, but they are bath sheet size and absorbent, both of which I love.
  5. My clothesline. I enjoy the process of hanging my laundry out to dry; I love knowing I'm not paying the electric company for dry clothes, and I love the smell of line-dried clothes. I don't have the luxury of my clothesline when I'm away from home.
  6. My garden. I'm not sure I miss the work, sweat, and bugs of gardening, but I do miss easy access to really fresh vegetables. I have been home in time to catch the waning of the garden and some beans, tomatoes, turnips, and carrots.
  7. The sounds in my home. I live in an old house so we have squeaky floors and doors, and the lovely clanking and comforting hissing of steam radiators in the winter. 
  8. Knowing my own house so well that I can easily find my way around in the dark.
  9. The enveloping, protective feeling that coming home to my house always gives me. 
  10. All of the wonderful memories that have been made here in our house over the past 24 years. Our house is a very, very, very fine house!


  1. Nice list, I can tell you really enjoy your home.

  2. As Dorothy would say, "There's no place like home."

  3. The mug - I so totally get that!

  4. I miss my mug and my kitchen too! Also where I sit to drink my coffee in the morning :)


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